The Open UniversitySkip to content

The Art and Ideology of the Trade Union Emblem, 1850-1925

Ravenhill-Johnson, Annie and James, Paula (2013). The Art and Ideology of the Trade Union Emblem, 1850-1925. London: Anthem Press.

Google Scholar: Look up in Google Scholar


This volume of essays analyses the influences and motivation behind the imagery of Trade Union certificates and banners, probing their complexity as artefacts and ideological statements. In ten expert chapters organised by themes and figures, Annie Ravenhill-Johnson explores the commissioning, production and design of around 60 emblems which reflect the identity and aspirations of the labouring classes. Paula James (editor) raises issues for Classical Reception Studies and Labour history research in the introductory and concluding essays.

Item Type: Book
Copyright Holders: 2012 Annie Revenhill-Johnson and Paula James
ISBN: 0-85728-530-0, 978-0-85728-530-0
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot SetArts Faculty Research Committee, Open University
Not SetNot SetLipman-Miliband Trust
Not SetNot SetThe Historical Society of Lancashire and Cheshire
Keywords: certificates; banners; emblems; Trade Unions; Victorian culture; working classes; friendly societies; freemasonry; classical architecture; Greco-Roman motifs; classical reception; James Sharples; Arthur Waudby; Walter Crane; copying
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Cultures > Classical Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Cultures
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 35873
Depositing User: Paula James
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2012 16:28
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 10:11
Share this page:

Actions (login may be required)

Policies | Disclaimer

© The Open University   contact the OU